“People were very happy,” Vargas said. “There was a huge sigh of relief.”

He added that the sense among some House Democrats was that the party had “come to our senses, you know? We’re not going to implode.”

“We were all high-fiving,” as Biden ended up winning 10 of Tuesday’s 14 primaries ― an almost unimaginable outcome just a few days ago. “We’re all happy. Everyone’s excited today. It was a good night last night,” he said.

Vargas estimated that he had talked with at least 30 House Democrats, and all but four were happy that Biden ― and not Sanders ― had the strong showing on Super Tuesday.